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The quality and long term value of a product is determined not only by its design, but also how it is produced. PPD Tech is uniquely positioned to offer creative and cost effective support from design to process development and validation. While most projects start from concept, we will also work with programs that are in need of troubleshooting and improvements. Structured problem solving tools, such as FMEA, are used as appropriate.

Samples of recent product based projects:

Medication Control System

The product is a pill dispensing system, to ensure security and patient adherence. The project included design of the electromechanical dispenser, user interface, assembly of electronics, hinges and a secure locking system. Support provided from industrial and mechanical design through prototypes and debugging phases.

Storage Container Latching System

Our client needed to add a set of locking latches to an existing family of storage containers. Criteria:  Fit all existing sizes, easy to assemble, able to lift the container and lock the lid and not interfere with shipping stacked containers. We offered 5 versions for market testing and then provided a final detailed design for the final selected version.

Liquid storage and dispensing package
  We provided a series of designs, based on a request to develop product concepts based on Injection Molding, Blow Molding and Thermoforming.  Other critical proprietary criteria were also considered. The deliverable included detailed functional analysis, advantages and disadvantages of each design option and our recommendations on the best product.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Charles Darwin

Samples of recent process based projects:

Advanced PLA bio-polymer project.

PPD Tech worked with a team of Japanese companies developing the technology for high heat PLA, involving material development, unique process sensor technologies and molding methods.

Advanced medical materials project

PPD Tech is developing unique process monitoring and characterization technology in support of the development of new medical polymers used for pharmaceutical delivery.

Custom on-site training program: Technical Molding and IQ/OQ/PQ

Over past year PPD Tech has developed and delivered customized Technical Molding Training programs for bio-materials manufacturer and TPR/TPV molder. In both cases, FDA levelIQ/OQ/PQ was the major focus.

New PET Blow Molding Operation

Expansion of a PET bottle manufacturer: moving existing equipment, budgeting and timelines, installation of equipment, power distribution, process cooling systems high pressure compressed air systems.